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Odyssey Logistics continues acquisition program; acquires Chemical Marketing Concepts

Latest purchase moves Odyssey Logistics into specialized sample fulfillment

February 8, 2011 — Making its third acquisition in less than a year, Odyssey Logistics announced today that it has acquired Chemical Marketing Concepts (CMC), a global leader in the field of outsourced sample fulfillment and logistics services. The purchase of CMC expands the Odyssey Logistics portfolio into the rapid small order fulfillment and logistics sector.

“Sample fulfillment plays a crucial role in the development of new customers and applications for our clients,” said Bob Shellman, Odyssey Logistics president and chief executive officer. “CMC offers a unique service that helps drive efficiency and rapid processing. This acquisition expands the OL&T portfolio, fueling growth and offering us new client-service opportunities.”

More than 65 major manufacturers partner with CMC to store, package and ship their product samples and small revenue orders from warehouses and distribution sites in the United States and Europe. CMC uses proprietary software systems for efficient order processing, labeling, material handling, inventory management and client reporting.

“We’ve been very successful in fulfilling orders in a short amount of time,” added David Begin, CMC’s president and chief executive officer. “We ship more than 80 percent of our orders within 8 hours. Large orders start with small samples, and making that first impression is critical.”

Odyssey Logistics will continue to utilize the current CMC facilities located in New Milford, Connecticut, Pueblo, Colorado and Waalwijk, Netherlands. The more than 100 employees employed by CMC will become part of the Odyssey Logistics enterprise and operate as Chemical Marketing Concepts LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Odyssey Logistics & Technology.  All current CMC customers will continue to be served without changes in service.

About Chemical Marketing Concepts
Chemical Marketing Concepts (CMC) is the global leader for outsourced sample fulfillment and logistics services. More than 65 major manufacturers use CMC to store, package and ship their sample and small revenue orders. Over the past 26 years, CMC has processed more than 6 million sample shipments. CMC handles non-hazardous and hazardous material in compliance with all regulations for ground and air freight shipments. CMC also utilizes proprietary software systems for efficient sample order processing, labeling, material handling, inventory management and client reporting. CMC employs approximately 100 employees worldwide and is headquartered in New Milford, CT with satellite facilities in Pueblo, Colorado and Waalwijk, Netherlands.
About Odyssey Logistics

Odyssey Logistics is a global logistics provider with a freight network exceeding $3B. Our portfolio of multimodal logistics services includes intermodal, rail, ground transportation, warehousing, LTL and LCL consolidation, managed services and consulting. Our adaptive approach to solving modern logistics challenges differentiates us in the markets we serve. In addition to being certified by the American Chemistry Council as a Responsible Care® partner company we consistently exceed customer expectations by integrating analytics, carrier relationships, specialized assets, sustainability strategies and deep international expertise. Our unique approach ensures that customer shipments keep moving at full speed, even in the face of ever-changing market headwinds. Our Cloverleaf® program turns our deep commitment to sustainability into a growth engine for all stakeholders, including customers, carrier partners, consumers, investors and colleagues. Odyssey prioritizes community giving through its Project Outreach program and supports numerous charitable organizations, including Junior Achievement®. For more information visit

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